What if you could stop wasting time worrying about maintaining or managing the infrastructure your website or mobile apps run on? Infrastructure doesn’t move your business forward. What if, instead, you could put your entire focus on code and improving your business. That’s precisely what serverless architecture does, let someone else handle the infrastructure while you focus on your business.
Benefits of Serverless Architecture
How many of your employees are tied up managing your server infrastructure? Employees whose main responsibility is likely watching server usage? Let’s say that your traffic usually ranges between 1,000 and 5,000 users a day. First, with a traditional provider, you are consistently paying for higher CPU usage capability, even when traffic is lower. This forced prepayment of server capabilities is causing you to pay for more service than you actually need.
Secondly, if you suddenly see that traffic has spiked to 10,000 users, there isn’t a quick solution to handle that influx. While your employees are scrambling to handle more users, your website is crashing, and all of your users are leaving, not just the additional ones. Put a stop to website crashes and free up employees to work on developing new features for your website or mobile apps, rather than focusing on your servers.
What is the advantage of Serverless Architecture?
With serverless architecture, you get pay-per-use, auto-scaling, increased velocity, and zero administration. Save money and focus on the tasks that will help you build your business.
Serverless Architecture Gives You What You Need When You Need It
Can you see a potential spike in traffic in the near future? Maybe you are an online retailer, and the holiday shopping rush is approaching. Or perhaps you sell tickets to music events, and there is a big festival coming up. While you can predict a traffic spike, it’s hard to know exactly what traffic will look like until it happens. With serverless architecture, you get to take advantage of auto-scaling. That means someone who isn’t one of your own employees handling the scaling challenges—no risk of losing holiday or ticket sales due to a website crash because of overloaded servers. And when traffic is unusually low? You’re still only paying for the resources you use.
Serverless architecture even saves time for your developers by reducing redundancies in writing code and authentication for all the various users, including administrators, managers, and customers. Now, with serverless architecture, developers only need to write that authentication code once. Simply put, serverless architecture shortens the timeframe from idea to production. Without having to worry about infrastructure needs, even smaller development teams have the time to develop more features.
Where will serverless architecture go next? So far, the overarching idea for serverless architecture has been the capability for providers to scale infrastructure needs up or down, depending on what your company requires at that time. Going forward, businesses might want to embrace a hybrid use, blending servers on their premises and in the cloud.
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